Roger Penske Donates $25,000 Scholarship for a Female Seeking a NASCAR Career -

Roger Penske Donates $25,000 Scholarship for a Female Seeking a NASCAR Career

Penske Donation Goes to UTI Foundation’s Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarships. The deadline for scholarship applications is Dec. 31, 2009.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation  today announced Roger Penske has donated $25,000 toward the Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarship for one qualified female to attend UTI’s NASCAR Technical Institute, in Mooresville, N.C.

The Penske award is part of the Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund for women pursuing careers in the automotive industry. Davis, a UTI graduate and NASCAR Sprint Cup official, died tragically in 2008.
“The automotive industry needs outstanding people, like Brienne Davis, who are dedicated to top-notch service,” said Roger Penske, chairman, of Penske Corporation. “This scholarship was created to provide more opportunities for women committed to pursuing technical excellence through a career in the motorsports and racing industries.”
“Roger Penske’s commitment to education and helping people succeed is an inspiration to us all,” said Veronica Meury, vice president and executive director of the UTI Foundation. “This scholarship will help another deserving woman pursue her dream, a successful career in NASCAR.”
In addition to the $25,000 scholarship, the Foundation, through the support of The NASCAR Foundation and the NASCAR family, will also be awarding three $10,000 Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarships to women who wish to attend one of UTI’s  nine automotive campuses across the U.S.

The deadline for scholarship applications is Dec. 31, 2009.
“Through donations such as Mr. Penske’s and those of the participants of the second NASCAR Official Jail & Bail, we are able to help fund the education of young women across the U.S.,” said Pam Ford, NASCAR official.  “Brienne Davis was a very ambitious woman who touched the hearts of many.  By distributing scholarships to aspiring young women, we keep her memory alive.”
More information about the scholarships is available on the UTI Foundation Web site at

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